Holiday Food & Gift Guide

November 15, 2016
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The local businesses featured in this Holiday Food & Gift Guide are the advertising partners of Edible Jersey. They help to create and support sustainable communities and offer this magazine to you free of charge. This season, gift local—either online, in store, or at our holiday market.

PHOTOGRAPHY: PAUL TEMMERMAN
DESIGN: DEBRA TRISLER
PRODUCTION/STYLING: SANDY FRENCH & JULIA MULLANEY
PHOTOGRAPHED ON LOCATION AT ENOTECA URSINO, UNION, NJ

 

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Photo 1: toast to the season
Photo 2: treats for the cook

A TOAST TO THE SEASON

  1. “Support Autism” Pinot Grigio, $15.95
    Hopewell Valley Vineyards

  2. Holiday Seasoned Spicy Red Table Wine, $14
    Four Sisters Winery

  3. A.D. Coutelas–Champagne Brut Origin, $39
    56 Degree Wine

  4. Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santo Spirito, 1.5L $79.99
    Stockton Fine Wines

  5. Apple Wine, $19.50
    Terhune Orchards and Winery

  6. Feliz Navidad Red Table Wine, $15.99
    Villa Milagro Vineyards

TREATS FOR THE COOK

  1. Reserve Quality Unfiltered Greek Olive Oil–32 oz., $35
    Twelve Letter Company
     
  2. Meyer Lemon Oil, Traditional Barrel Aged Balsamic, $22 each
    JD Gourmet
     
  3. Honey Sampler, $25
    Tassot Apiaries
     
  4. Big Red Marinara Sauce, $8.99
    Hoboken Farms
     
  5. Crêpe mix and jam, mix $5.95, jam $9
    Jammin’ Crepes
     
  6. Pickles, Garlic or Spicy, $9/jar
    Pickals
     
  7. Signature Olive Oil and Balsamic Sampler, $29.95
    Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils and Balsamics
     
  8. Pecan Pumpkin Butter, $7.25
    Muirhead Foods
     
  9. Olives and Pickles, $24 for both
    Picklelicious
     
  10. Hot Sauce 4-pack, $27 ($4 to charity)
    Hot Sauce 4 Good
     
  11. Artisanal Jams, $12/jar
    Jams by Kim
     
  12. Pure Strained NJ Tomatoes, $6.99
    First Field
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Photo 1: farm to table
Photo 2: cookies and more

FROM THE FARM TO THE TABLE

  1. Locally Raised Berkshire Pork French Rack, $9.95/lb
    Fossil Farms
     
  2. Beef Roast, cross rib $10.99/lb, bottom round $6.99/lb
    Ridge and Valley Cattle Farms,
    ridgevalleycattlefarms@yahoo.com
     
  3. Chicken and Brandied Apricot Terrine en Croûte, $85
    Bürbelmaiers
     
  4. Classic and Spicy Pork Sausages, $9.99/lb
    The Pastoral Pig
     
  5. New Jersey Organic Rice, $10/lb
    Blue Moon Acres
     
  6. Grass Fed Leg of Lamb, Bone in $12.99/lb, Boneless $16.99/lb
    The Arctic Market & Butcher

COOKIES (AND MORE) FOR SANTA

  1. Crumb Cake with Icing, $11
    Mueller’s Bakery
     
  2. Granola, Biscotti, Loaf Cake, Various Prices
    WildFlour Bakery
     
  3. Cider Donuts, Pumpkin Pie, donuts: $4.99/bag, pies: $12.99
    Delicious Orchards
     
  4. Louisiana Crunch Pound Cake, $7
    Judith’s Dessert Boutique
     
  5. Fall Cookie Sampler (12), $10
    The Able Baker
     
  6. Belgian Waffles, $10/bag
    Yummy Waffles
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PAMPER YOUR HOLIDAY HOSTESS

  1. Sama’s All Natural Body Care Kit, $54
    Made With Love by Sama
     
  2. All Natural “Brownee” Dog Treats, See Website
    Brownee the Plain Brown Dog
     
  3. Organic Shea Butter, All Natural Deodorant, $21.99 and $11.99
    Whole Earth Center
     
  4. New Jersey Chef’s Apron, $32.50
    Just Jersey
     
  5. One-of-a-kind Hand-Built Bowl, $99
    Rimi Studios
     
  6. Organic Celebration Blend, $18
    Black River Roasters
     
  7. Organic Sugar Scrub Trio, $40
    Keep Yourself Smelling Sweet
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drinks tray
Photo 1: beer and cider assortment
Photo 2: Drinks Tray, $90 Blue Raccoon Home Furnishings, blueraccoon

CHEERS TO THE HOLIDAYS

  1. Exit Beer Collection, Available at Local Retailers
    Flying Fish Brewing Co.
     
  2. Original Hard Cider, Bavarian Hard Cider, Available at Local Retailers
    Twisted Limb Hard Cider
     
  3. Growler of “The Great Porter,” $19, empty growler $5
    Man Skirt Brewing
     
  4. Ironbound Hard Cider and Glass, 6-pack $11.99, glasses $5 each
    Jersey Cider Works
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perfect pairings

BASKETS, BOXES & BOWS

  1. Salsa Gift Basket, $35
    Dogwood Farms
     
  2. Holiday Gift Basket, $125
    Joe Leone’s
     
  3. Epicure Gift Basket–assorted cheeses and bread, $59.50
    Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse
     
  4. Peaceful Pollinator Gift Basket, $90
    Totten Family Farm

THE PERFECT PAIRINGS

  1. Black River Red Gift Pack, $50
    Sky Acres Winery
     
  2. Full Nettle Jack and Herdsman Cheese, $21.99 and $20.99
    Cherry Grove Farm
     
  3. Duck Liver Mousse with Cognac Pate, $6.99/5 oz.
    Alexian Pate
     
  4. Gift Set with Cheese Plate, $27 plus cost of wine
    Old York Cellars


RESTAURANTS & CATERERS
 

Treat someone on your list to a special night out with a gift certificate to a fabulous New Jersey restaurant. Or contact any of these fine businesses to arrange your special holiday catering.

12 FARMS RESTAURANT | 120 North Main Street, Hightstown, 609.336.7746. By partnering with local growers, 12 Farms secures fresh, local and organic-when-possible ingredients to cook for their customers. Their menu changes to reflect what’s best in each season.

ALICE’S | 24 Nolan’s Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong, 973.663.9600. Enjoy a view of Lake Hopatcong and delicious seasonal cuisine at Alice’s. Daily food and drink specials. Call for information about live music and special events. Private party room and off-premise catering available.

ANDREA’S | 1 Fairmount Road, Long Valley, 908.876.9307. Andrea’s Dining Room is the Italian heart of Restaurant Village at Long Valley, offering a wide variety of fresh seafood, grilled specialties, Italian classics, and brick oven pizzas.

ASBURY FESTHALLE & BIERGARTEN | 527 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park, 732.997.8767. This venue, along with Hoboken’s Pilsener Haus and Asbury Park’s The Bonney Read, ranks among NJ’s favorite spots for great brews and food this summer.

BRICK FARM TAVERN | 130 Hopewell-Rocky Hill Road, Hopewell, 609.333.9200. The Brick Farm Tavern is a fine dining restaurant and full bar focused on procuring the finest local ingredients from its farm partners for use in delicious Contemporary American dishes.

CLYDZ | 55 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, 732.846.6521. Enjoy the delicious taste of culinary creativity. This restaurant offers an American fl air enhanced with special touches, such as exotic meats. And don’t miss their notable martinis!

CODA KITCHEN & BAR | 177 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, 973.327.2247. Offering inspired dishes with locally sourced and organic selections. Enjoy the large selection of local beers or original cocktails in this sophisticated, contemporary neighborhood restaurant.

EMILY’S CAFÉ | 9 North Main Street, Pennington, 609.730.1010. The menu at this casual, bistro-style eatery includes daily soups, quiche, salads, paninis and much more. The café also offers Small World Coffee, authentic Italian espresso and delicious house-made desserts.

ENOTECA URSINO | At Kean University, 1075 Morris Avenue, Union, 908.662.9080. Their farm-to-table, Italian-inspired menu features a variety of local and organic produce. Enjoy pizzas, pastas and shareable plates, paired with selections from their unique wine list.

THE FROG AND THE PEACH | 29 Dennis Street at Hiram Square, New Brunswick, 732.846.3216. This culinary gem offers inspired food and an impressive wine list. The inviting bar and private and corporate event services are added highlights.

GASLIGHT BREWERY | 15 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, 973.762.7077. The first and only brew pub in Essex County, this Soboti family-owned establishment offers award-winning beers and entrees, banquet room space and beer dinners.

GLADSTONE TAVERN | 273 Main Street, Gladstone, 908.234.9055. Chef/Owner Tom Carlin is passionate about his restaurant. He plans menus seasonally and makes good use of the Tavern’s proximity to local farms, visiting weekly during the season to source his menu.

HARVEST RESTAURANTS GROUP | 973.656.1881. Beginning with Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery, Harvest Restaurant Group has grown to eight unique eateries, all offering outstanding seasonal fare sourced from local ingredients.

HUNTLEY TAVERNE | 3 Morris Avenue, Summit, 908.273.3166. Celebrating local organic ingredients from New Jersey farms, Huntley Taverne features a 250-bottle wine list, two stone fireplaces, and private event rooms.

INGREDIENTS ’N CRAFT (INC) | 302 George Street, New Brunswick, 732.640.0553. INC transforms their ingredients into delicious food, offering a relaxed, interesting dining experience rooted in bold flavor and paired with hand crafted spirits and local brew.

JAMMIN’ CREPES | 20 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609.924.5387. A celebration of local, regional farms wrapped in a crêpe with an ever-changing menu that highlights the very best local ingredients at their peak of freshness.

LOVIN’ OVEN | 62 Trenton Avenue, Frenchtown, 908.996.7714. At Lovin’ Oven, proprietor Julie Klein is committed to offering fresh, simple, homey dishes, made with local ingredients. An added plus is the restaurant’s onsite baking.

MARILYN SCHLOSSBACH CATERING AND EVENTS | 1000 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, 732.861.2421. From a beach wedding to corporate luncheons, Marilyn Schlossbach Catering and Events provides a unique and savory experience each and every time.

MARKET ROOST CATERING, RESTAURANT & BAKERY | 65 Main Street, Flemington, 908.788.4949. This popular caterer, restaurant and bakery offers creative fresh foods served in house, to go or for your next catered event. Gifts also available.

THE MILFORD HOUSE | 92 Water Street, Milford, 908.995.9411. Formerly The Milford Oyster House, The Milford House is under new ownership and features a menu of savory seafood and classic American comfort food with an international flair.

NOMAD PIZZA | 10 E Broad Street, Hopewell, 609.466.6623. 301 N Harrison Street, Princeton, 609.285.5187. Nomad Pizza proudly features locally grown organic produce and delectable wood-fired brick oven pizza. Two locations in NJ, plus a restored 1949 REO Speedwagon food truck.

SEASONS 52 | Locations in Cherry Hill, Edison, Princeton and its newest location, Bridgewater. This fresh grill and wine bar restaurant invites guests to discover seasonally inspired cooking served in a casually sophisticated atmosphere.

SERGEANTSVILLE INN | 601 Rosemont-Ringoes Road, Sergeantsville, 609.397.3700. This Hunterdon County restaurant takes pride in providing a magnificent upscale atmosphere, without the attitude. Enjoy the highest quality fare in a friendly neighborhood setting.

SKRATCH | 649 Mattison Avenue, Asbury Park, 732.455.5116. This eatery features farm-to-fork, sea-to-table dishes with only the freshest ingredients from local purveyors and growers. Private events and catering are available.

WASHINGTON INN | 801 Washington Street, Cape May, 609.884.5697. A cutting edge restaurant in Cape May, The Washington Inn features one of the best wine cellars in South Jersey. Enjoy the wine bar for small plates or intimate romantic dining in one of their five dining rooms.

WINBERIE’S RESTAURANT & BAR | 2 Kent Place Blvd, Summit, 908.277.4224. A full service, casual restaurant and bar delivering high quality, simple meals. With attentive service in a relaxed atmosphere, Winberie’s reflects the mood of a stylish, neighborhood bistro.

THE WINDLASS RESTAURANT | 45 Nolan’s Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong, 973.663.3190. Lakeside dining showcasing Italian and American cuisine, wood burning pizza, hand rolled sushi, and Sunday breakfast. Enjoy sunset views, happy hour specials and live music. Private party room and off-site catering available.

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SHOPPING DIRECTORY
 

56 DEGREE WINE | Offering his customers a variety of wines from all over the world, General Manager Joe Bembry has a special affection for the wines of Burgundy, Piedmont and the Loire Valley. 25 Claremont Road, Bernardsville, 908.953.0900.

THE ABLE BAKER | Launched online in 2009, The Able Baker now occupies a quaint storefront in the heart of Maplewood, where it specializes in baked goods ranging from cookies to pies to cakes for any occasion. 187 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, 973.313.1133.

ALBA VINEYARD | Founded in 1982, Alba has created a recognizable style of wine making which borrows from the past, looks to the future, and emulates the fi nest wineries in the world. 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Road, Village of Finesville, Milford, 908.995.7800.

ALEXIAN PATE | All natural European style charcuterie produced locally for over 30 years. No preservatives, hormones, or antibiotics added, and gluten free. Available at Kings, Sickles Market, Dearborn Market, and other fine stores. Neptune, 732.775.3223.

AMIXX BOUTIQUE | Amixx is not just a boutique full of beautiful and thoughtful gift ideas, it’s a destination! Situated in Historic Haddonfield and loaded with wedding, baby, teens, jewelry, home decor and much more! 8 Kings Court, Haddonfield, 856.481.2000.

THE ARCTIC MARKET & BUTCHER | The Arctic Market & Butcher provides you and your family with local, organic, pasture-raised, grass-fed and finished products that are healthy, clean, and humanely-raised. 816 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, 732.899.MEAT (6328).

BASIL BANDWAGON NATURAL MARKET | Since 1993, Basil Bandwagon has been offering the very best in sustainable and organic food and products. A shopping destination for health-conscious consumers. 276 Route 202, Flemington, 908.788.5737. 38 Old Route 22, Clinton, 908.735.3822.

BAY HEAD CHEESE SHOP | This popular shop has served the community for over forty years. Enjoy a variety of domestic and imported cheese, various dips and hors oeuvres, as well as homemade quiche and soups. 91 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, 732.892.7585

BLACK RIVER ROASTERS | Artisan coffee roaster and café specializing in organic, Fair Trade, and ultra-premium coffees sourced from small yield cooperatives and estates. Wholesale and e-tail receive direct shipping. 424 Route 22 West, Whitehouse Station, 908.823.4715.

BLUE MOON ACRES | A 63-acre certified organic farm, Blue Moon focuses on sustainability and soil biology. The results: fresh, delicious food. Visit their charming on-farm market for the freshest produce and other delectables. 11 Willow Creek Drive, Pennington, 609.737.8333.

BLUE RACCOON HOME FURNISHINGS | An award-winning home and lifestyle store, Blue Raccoon artfully blends cottage and modern and believes that all homes should feel lived in. 6 Coryell Street, Lambertville, 609.397.5500.

BOBOLINK DAIRY & BAKEHOUSE | Renowned for farmstead cheeses crafted from the milk of grass fed herds, Jonathan and Nina White also produce artisanal breads. Visit to tour and buy, or shop online. 369 Stamets Road, Milford, 908.86.GRASS.

BRICK FARM MARKET | A full-service market offering locally-grown pastured meats at a custom butcher shop, gourmet cheese, prepared foods, produce, barista coffee & tea, fresh pressed juices and a bakery on premises. 65 East Broad Street, Hopewell, 609.466.6500.

BROWNEE THE PLAIN BROWN DOG | A handcrafted and locally resourced non-chocolate dog biscuit, Brownee supports New Jersey Rescue and Recovery K9 Unit, a lost person recovery team. 645 Old Stage Road, East Brunswick, 732.251.3210.

BÜRBELMAIERS | Housemade savories created using old-world techniques and modern sentiment, from various sauces, spreads and pickles to their savory pies fi lled with anything from smoked chicken to bacon-cheddar burgers. 69 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, 732.774.3674.

CAPE MAY GOURMET | Stop into this charming store to see what there is to sample, both savory and sweet, or shop online. Their catering service will make your next party a delectable one. 315 Ocean Street, Cape May, 609.898.8500.

CAPE MAY WINERY | Cape May Winery and Vineyard is the perfect setting to enjoy award winning wines. Open daily year round from 12 noon. Fireplace, indoor and outdoor seating, fire pit and deck. 711 Townbank Road, Cape May, 609.884.1169.

CHERRY GROVE FARM | Cherry Grove makes award-winning farmstead cheeses from grass-fed raw cows’ milk. Each cheese reflects the distinct flavors, aromas and seasonal variations of our unique terroir. The farm and store are open every day. 3200 Lawrenceville Road. (Route 206), Lawrenceville, 609.895.1502.

CHERRY STREET KITCHEN | Welcome to New Jersey’s newest commercial kitchen for chefs and food entrepreneurs! New, modern, convenient loading, attractive area near Route 1 / Route 206. See you soon! 1040 Pennsylvania Ave, Trenton, 609.695.5800.

DELICIOUS ORCHARDS | With the charm of a country food market, Delicious Orchards offers the best in meats, cheeses, pies, produce and more. Their gift boxes make an ideal gift. Route 34 South, Colts Neck, 800.624.1893.

THE DESSERT PLATE | This sweet spot has been committed to baking from scratch and serving organic coffees since 2001. Stop in and enjoy the friendly, old-fashioned bakery atmosphere! 34 East Main Street #1, Somerville, 908.772.9881.

DOGWOOD FARMS | Dogwood Farms is a USDA-certified organic farm providing organic produce, chicken, pork, lamb, eggs, dairy products and more. Look for hand-crafted soaps and lotions at their market store, too. 406 New Centre Rd, Hillsborough, 908.337.7789.

FIRST FIELD | Certified Jersey Fresh, First Field’s pantry products are made with organic ingredients and slow-cooked in small batches. Try their ketchup, strained tomatoes, and limited edition cranberry sauce. 609.759.1555.

FLYING FISH BREWING CO. | Flying Fish is the most decorated and sustainably focused of New Jersey’s craft breweries and is available at retailers and restaurants throughout the region. Visit their tasting room to see what New Jersey beers are all about. 900 Kennedy Boulevard, Somerdale, 856.504.3442. Wednesday-Friday 3-9pm; Saturday-Sunday 12-6pm

FOSSIL FARMS | Fossil Farms offers the finest ostrich, buffalo and other all-natural and farm-raised game meats. High-quality, organic products, free of hormones, antibiotics, medications or preservatives. Buy online or at their store. 81 Fulton Street, Boonton, 973.917.3155.

FOUR SISTERS WINERY | Owned by Robert J. (Matty) and Laurie Matarazzo, Four Sisters Winery is named after the couple’s four daughters. The winery has received over 100 awards since opening in 1984. Wine tasting is available on weekdays, wine cellar tours on weekends. 783 County Road 519, Belvidere, 908.475.3671.

GASLIGHT BREWERY | The Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant, the first and only brew pub in Essex County, has been a mainstay in the area for 18 years. It offers everything from award-winning beers and entrees to banquet rooms and beer dinners. 15 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, 973.762.7077. Open daily.

GRIGGSTOWN FARM | In 1975, George and Joan Rude started Griggstown Farm. Today, the farm raises and processes poultry right on the premises. Visit their farm market for superior quality poultry, pies, and prepared foods. 484 Bunker Hill Road, Princeton, 908.359.5218.

HAWK HAVEN VINEYARD | There’s something for everyone at Hawk Haven, located in beautiful Cape May County. Enjoy an educational wine tasting or tour their vineyard and winery for a lesson in viticulture. Live music on select dates. 600 South Railroad Avenue, Rio Grande, 609.846.7347.

HOBOKEN FARMS | Hoboken Farms offers award-winning pasta sauce and an expertly curated selection of locally baked artisan breads, fresh mozzarella cheese, pasta and meats at 30 weekly farmers markets. 800.854.4644.

HOPEWELL VALLEY VINEYARDS | Blending Old World fl air with New World style, the winery brings the Tuscan winemaking experience to the beautiful Hopewell Valley. Enjoy tastings, live music and mountain views. 46 Yard Road, Pennington, 609.737.4465.

HOT SAUCE 4 GOOD | Their hot sauces are handcrafted with Jersey Fresh peppers and prepared in small batches. Build a custom 4-sauce gift pack for a spicy unique gift. PO Box 2134, East Millstone, 917.710.2051.

JAMMIN’ CREPES | “Servin’ and preservin,’” Jammin’ Crepes offers fresh and delicious made-to-order crepes at their restaurant where they also sell jars of micro-batch jams and crepe mix. 20 Nassau Street, Princeton. 609.924.5387.

JAMS BY KIM | Creating all natural jams, jellies and preserves, this artisanal food company is passionate about capturing real, honest flavors, like blueberry-lemon, tangerine and many more. Shop for them at farmer’s markets or online. 908.672.5418.

JD GOURMET | Authentic Italian Barrel Aged Balsamic Vinegar & Extra Virgin Olive Oil Blends. Blended with REAL Fruit Purees. Italian Truffle Products. 888.976.7155. Buy online at

JERSEY CIDER WORKS | Made exclusively from fresh-pressed apples, their Ironbound Hard Cider has a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity with just a hint of metallic funk. No added sugar. No added sulfites. Gluten-free. 360 County Road 579, Asbury, 908.940.4115.

JOE LEONE’S | A beloved retail destination, Joe Leone’s Italian Specialty Store & Catering offers an expansive array of imported Italian groceries, homemade breads, fresh mozzarella, gift baskets, and prepared dishes. 510 Route 35 South, Point Pleasant Beach, 732.701.0001; also in Sea Girt.

JUDITH’S DESSERT BOUTIQUE | Specializing in baked-from-scratch desserts, Judith’s offers pound and specialty cakes, fruit & nut pies, cookies and cupcakes. Catering is available. Delivery available throughout Central NJ. Lawrenceville. 609.751.1154.

JUST JERSEY | Offering a wonderful gift selection for any New Jersey resident or fan, Just Jersey sells gift boxes, upcycled goods, specialty foods, housewares, handcrafted jewelry, natural body care, and other unique gifts. 163 South Street (at Elm), Morristown, 973.590.2820.

KEEP YOURSELF SMELLING SWEET | A bath and body product company serving the entire family, KYSS uses the artisan method, making their products with love by hand in small batches using the best ingredients possible. 973.996.8268.

KINGS | At Kings Food Markets, the freshest ingredients, rarest fi nds and a passion for cooking all come together to create the perfect meal. Kings constantly looks for the finest items—specially chosen for their customers.

MADE WITH LOVE BY SAMA | Made with Love by Sama facial and body care products are made with simple, clean and natural ingredients. The product line includes natural deodorants, facial oil, facial exfoliant, and body oil. PO Box 513, Peapack, 201.755.3885.

MAN SKIRT BREWING | Man Skirt Brewing is in the heart of Hackettstown, located in an old bank building. Go inside and check out the original vault, get a tour of the brewing system, and taste some great beer. 144 Main Street, Hackettstown, 908.989.0286. Thursday-Saturday 4-9pm; Sunday 12-5pm.

MUELLER’S BAKERY | A full line retail bakery offering fresh, quality products made from scratch. Situated in a historic seaside town and offering top notch service. 80 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, 732.892.0442.

MUIRHEAD FOODS | Muirhead’s all natural fine food products, including chutneys, jellies, fruit butters, mincemeats, cooking sauces, vinaigrettes, and mustards, enhance baked products and daily meals. Gift packages available. 800.782.7803.

OLD YORK CELLARS | Nestled in the beautiful Sourland Mountains of Hunterdon County, Old York Cellars is the perfect vineyard escape. Guests are invited to enjoy the vineyard views while sipping award-winning wines. Old York also hosts an array of events from music to yoga. 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, 908.284.WINE (9463).

PASTORAL PIG | The Pastoral Pig is a whole animal butcher whose mission is to provide the most delicious and the most nutritious grass-fed meat possible. 244 Route 206, Flanders. 862.219.5076.

PATRICIA & PAUL ARTISANS OF FINE OILS AND BALSAMICS | Stop in and sample the vast array of EVOO, fused and infused oils and balsamics from Modena, Italy. The Patricia and Paul team will offer you many gift pairings and practical cooking suggestions. 20 Elm Street, Westfield, 908.232.3866.

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PICKALS | Super crunchy and garlicky, Pickals are handmade in New Jersey and profits support ALS research. Available in Original Recipe and Spicy. Shipping available at website. For info on where to buy Pickals locally, like Pickals on Facebook.

PICKLELICIOUS | Specializing in pickles by the gallon, quart, pint, or pickle-on-a-stick, PickleLicious is on-site at farmers markets, featuring olives, tapenades, and more. Party platters, too! 384 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, 201.833.0100.

RIDGE AND VALLEY CATTLE FARMS | Beef cattle grown and raised in Sussex County with products sold to quality restaurants and individuals. Also supporting local food pantries and kitchens. Call for price list and brochure. 973.713.2927

RIMI STUDIOS | Rimi Studios creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind works of art with a unique flair. They use various methods of hand building and the wheel to complete their pots. Microwave and Dishwasher Safe! 47 Kinnaman Ave. Washington, 908.689.2021.

SAN PELLEGRINO | Believe it or not, this Italian-brand water dates back to more than 600 years ago. With its crisp, fresh taste, it’s no wonder this water is popular all over the world.

SHOP FRESH SEAFOOD | Shop Fresh Seafood delivers direct to consumers. Responsibly sourced seafood in customizable packages. Salmon, oysters, lobster and more FedEx’ed to your door within hours of harvest. 718.842.8850.

SICKLES MARKET | A family tradition of quality since 1908, Sickles Market offers gourmet and specialty foods and fresh produce as well as a garden center and fresh flowers. Gift baskets, too! Harrison Avenue off of Rumson Road, Little Silver, 732.741.9563.

SKY ACRES WINERY | Sky Acres is owned by Vijay Singh, a world-recognized biotech scientist, and his wife, Meera, a graphic designer. The winery incorporates Vijay Singh’s invention, the GOfermentor, to create its delicious wine. 1680 Black River Road, Far Hills, 908.377.2244.

ST. FRANCIS WINERY | Located in Sonoma, California, St. Francis Winery consistently produces luscious, elegant, fruit driven wines that best interpret the richness and distinct varietal characteristics of Sonoma’s unique, diverse terroir. Available at local wine retailers.

STOCKTON FINE WINES & SPIRITS | Located along the Delaware River in the quaint town of Stockton, this shop has developed a new reputation for service and an eclectic beer, wine and spirits selection at great prices. 17 Bridge Street, Stockton, 609.397.0587.

TASSOT APIARIES | Family-run Tassot Apiaries specializes in raw, local, chemical free, high quality honey, as well as pure beeswax items. Shop at their honey farm (call ahead), farmers markets or online. Buzzing Acres Farm, 54 Rick Road, Milford, 908.264.4504.

TERHUNE ORCHARDS AND WINERY | Terhune Orchards and Winery, a 200 acre fruit and vegetable farm in Princeton, produces award winning red, white, apple, blueberry, and peach wines from our own fruit. The farm is open to the public year-round and hosts many events and festivals. 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, 609.924.2310.

TOTTEN FAMILY FARM | The farm has a focus on Certified Naturally Grown heirloom vegetables as well as raising grass fed beef and lamb. Totten is set on 80 acres of preserved land in the beautiful Schooley’s Mountain section of Long Valley. 442 Naughright Road, Long Valley, 908.850.0555.

TROEGS INDEPENDENT BREWING | Founded in 1997 by the Trogner brothers, Troegs can be purchased in shops across the state. With year-round and seasonal brews, their lineup features hoppy ales and captivating lagers, as well as wheat beers and Belgian-style ales.

TWELVE LETTER COMPANY | Twelve Letter Company specializes in unblended and unfiltered artisanal olive oils. Their olives are grown in an ancestral grove in Koukounara, Greece and pressed the same day they are picked. 58 Chatham St, Chatham, 929.321.3106.

TWISTED LIMB HARD CIDER | Twisted Limb’s hard ciders are all natural, created from local ingredients. Using only apples, honey, and yeast, they create unique blends of crisp refreshing ciders. Tours/tastings available. Stillwater. 862.266.1617.

VILLA MILAGRO VINEYARDS | Committed to caring for the earth, Villa Milagro Vineyards hand harvests its grapes then blends them to highlight the best of each varietal. Open weekends for tastings and sales from 11am-6pm, daily for sales from 9am-6pm. 33 County Road 627, Finesville/Phillipsburg, 908.995.2072.

WEGMANS | Devoted to helping their customers eat well and named 4th best of the 100 Best Companies to Work for 2016 by Fortune magazine, Wegmans has seven food market locations throughout New Jersey.

WHOLE EARTH CENTER | A natural foods and organic grocery store, Whole Earth Center offers a wide range of produce, grocery items, baked goods, nutritional supplements and an eat-in deli. 360 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609.924.7429.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET | The world’s leading organic and natural foods supermarket offers a wide selection of local produce, seafood and other edibles throughout its stores statewide.

WILDFLOUR BAKERY/CAFE | With 100% gluten free kitchens and ingredients, Wildflour bakes fresh breads, pastries & cakes. Their cafe menu is vegetarian with plenty of vegan options. Serving breakfast, lunch and offering a catering menu. 2691 Main Street, Lawrenceville, 609.620.1100.

YOGI TEA | Over 100 exotic herbs and botanicals from around the world combine to create sweet and spicy herbal teas. Yogi caffeine free teas leave you with a sense of well-being and delight. Available at local retailers and online.

YUMMY WAFFLES | These delicious Belgian waffles are sweetened with a hint of almond and vanilla. They’re made to order from an authentic Belgian recipe with no preservatives and no heating or syrup required!

ZONE 7 | Named after our growing zone, distributor Zone 7 delivers the freshest organic and sustainable ingredients from local farms to restaurants and grocers. Contact Mikey Azzara at 609.896.0190 or visit their website for information and events.

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A CHARITABLE DONATION
 

ARM IN ARM | Founded as The Crisis Ministry in 1980, Arm in Arm continues to help struggling Mercer County residents by providing food, financial assistance and job training or support. Mercer County, 609.396.9355.

COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF NEW JERSEY | With a mission to fight hunger and poverty in New Jersey, this organization assists those in need and seeks long-term solutions via their vast volunteer network and distribution sites statewide. Gift acknowledgements available.

THE FOOD BANK OF SOUTH JERSEY | The Food Bank of South Jersey exists to provide an immediate solution to the urgent problem of hunger by providing food to needy people, teaching them to eat nutritiously and helping them find sustainable ways to improve their lives.

FOODSHED ALLIANCE | The Foodshed Alliance works to promote the health of our food system, not only to make abundant, healthy foods available in our region, but also to promote the health and sustainability of our land and our water.

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY NEW JERSEY CHAPTER | The Nature Conservancy has been working to protect the lands and waters of New Jersey for people and wildlife since 1955. 200 Pottersville Road, Chester. Learn more at their website.

THE WETLANDS INSTITUTE | Open year ‘round, the Wetlands Institute offers nature walks, an aquarium, a marsh boardwalk, kayak and back bay boat tours, and hands-on education programs, as well as a gift shop. 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard, Stone Harbor, 609.368.1211.

EVENTS AND SHOPPING DESTINATIONS
 

Shop local this season at these community destinations, markets and events.

BURLINGTON COUNTY FARMERS MARKET | Find Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, prepared foods, flowers, crafts, entertainment and more at this scenic and popular market. Special Fall markets November 19 and December 3, 10am-2pm. 500 Centerton Road, Moorestown.

DENVILLE FARMERS MARKET | Seasonal community farmers market with continuous winter market as well. Please visit our website and Facebook for additional information on the award winning market, market vendors and happenings! Bloomfield Avenue parking lot in downtown Denville, 201.417.2335.

DUKE FARMS | Encompassing more than 2,500 acres, Duke Farms is a leader in sustainable agriculture across the region. Visit us for recreation and education all year long. 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough, 908.722-3700.

HISTORIC CHESTER | Come visit historic Chester from November 12 through December 18 for holiday merriment, in-store events, holiday sales, and complimentary treats, offered at various merchant locations.

PALMER SQUARE | Located across from Princeton University, Palmer Square boasts a unique collection of shopping and dining right in the heart of downtown. Enjoy the area’s best at this enticing shopping enclave. 40 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609.921.2333.

RAMSEY FARMERS MARKET | Voted “Best in Bergen,” the Ramsey Farmers Market features over 50 outstanding local farmers and food purveyors, music, crafts, chef demos, special guests, and more. Sundays, June-November 9AM-2PM, Erie Plaza Train Station, Main Street, Ramsey, 201.675.6866

STOCKTON MARKET | A unique indoor market with local purveyors and artisans offering produce, breads and pastries, seafood, BBQ, chocolate, artisanal jams, meat, dairy, honey and more. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 19 Bridge Street, Stockton, 609.608.2824.

STREETS OF CHESTER/DEAN’S | An outdoor shopping center featuring retailers such as Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, and more. The newest addition to the SOC, Dean’s Natural Food Market, offers quality organic produce and all-natural groceries. 270 Route 206, Chester, 973.599.0050.

SUMMIT FARMERS MARKET | Fresh produce, coffee, granola, breads, mushrooms, nuts and berries and so much more. Sunday 8am-1pm, Maple Street & DeForest Avenue.

WEST WINDSOR COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET | A wonderful place for friends, family, and neighbors to gather and support local farms and food vendors, featuring organic meats, cheese, bakery goods, and fresh produce. Saturday 9am-1pm, Vaughn Drive, Princeton.

THANK YOU TO THESE ADDITIONAL SPONSORS
 

FERNBROOK FARMS | The farm offers a CSA program, wholesale tree nursery, historic bed and breakfast, as well as summer farm camps, school field trips, home-school programs and year-round educational activities for children and adults. 144 Bordentown-Georgetown Road, Chesterfi eld, 609.298.4028.

GARDEN STATE WINE GROWERS ASSOCIATION | The Garden State Wine Growers Association is the statewide advocacy and promotional channel of the New Jersey wine industry. Cream Ridge, 609.588.0085.

INSTITUTE OF CULINARY EDUCATION | ICE is a creative, innovative culinary school, featuring brand new downtown NYC facilities and award-winning career training programs in culinary arts, pastry arts and hospitality. 225 Liberty Street, New York, 888.335.2433

NOFA-NJ | Northeast Organic Farming Association. A non-profit organization supporting sustainable food and agriculture throughout the state by providing educational programs and technical assistance to farmers, gardeners, and consumers interested in the organic food movement. 334 River Road, Hillsborough, 908.371.1111.

RENEW INTEGRATIVE & FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE | Give the gift of health this year! Let Allison Fox, M.D. be your family’s health ally and support system when you feel as though modern medicine no longer has answers or solutions for you. 174 Maplewood Avenue, Suite 2, Maplewood, 973.763.0200.

THE WILLOW SCHOOL | With only 125 students enrolled, this preschool-eighth grade day school offers a learning experience like no other, allowing children to discover the joy of learning and the wonder of the environment around them. 1150 Pottersville Road, Gladstone, 908.470.9500.

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